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Laurence Bergreen


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in New York City, New York, The United States
February 04, 1950

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Laurence Bergreen is an award-winning biographer, historian, and chronicler of exploration. His books have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. In October 2007, Alfred A. Knopf published Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, a groundbreaking biography of the iconic traveler. Warner Brothers is developing a feature film based on this book starring Matt Damon and written by William Monahan, who won an Oscar for “The Departed.”

His previous work, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe, was published to international acclaim by William Morrow/HarperCollins in October 2003. A New York Times “Notable Book” for 2003, it is also in development as a motion picture and is now in its tenth printing.

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Over the Edge of the World:...

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Marco Polo: From Venice to ...

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Columbus: The Four Voyages

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In Search of a Kingdom: Fra...

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Capone: The Man and the Era

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Louis Armstrong: An Extrava...

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Casanova: The World of a Se...

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As Thousands Cheer: The Lif...

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“Of all the weapons the Europeans brought to the Pacific, guns included, none was more powerful and more capable of effecting lasting change than written language.”
Laurence Bergreen, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

“And so he found himself always in search of the perfect love, always unable to find it or sustain it, and predisposed to reenact his mother's bewildering abandonment of him.”
Laurence Bergreen, Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

“Oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth's surface. Our planet has been misnamed; it is the ocean planet.”
Laurence Bergreen, Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

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